Columbus Day

Twin Cities Recognize Indigenous People’s DayIn most cities around the country, Monday was Columbus Day. But in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as a few other cities, it was Indigenous People’s Day.
Twin Cities Recognize Native Americans On Columbus Day More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.
Good Question: Why Are There Sales On Holidays Like Labor Day?All week long, television ads have declared “incredible Labor Day weekend events,” otherwise known as sales.
Minnesota Lawmakers Want Columbus Statue Re-EngravedA Minnesota Capitol mall statue honoring explorer Christopher Columbus is the target of new legislation that seeks to recast his role. A bill introduced Wednesday by more than a dozen lawmakers would order an architecture board to change the engraving on the 86-year-old statue's pedestal.
Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus DayIt's been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis is looking at legally renaming Columbus Day. It's been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it.
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